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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU announces hybrid classes for winter and spring semester

Brianne Ledda September 25, 2020
Stony Brook University will continue its hybrid approach to classes throughout the winter and spring semesters. The spring semester was delayed by one week to start on Feb. 1. There will not be a spring break.
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To all college students: Stop partying

Anya Marquardt September 12, 2020
#OPINION Many academic institutions across the country have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses, with many of them being attributed to a common occurrence: Parties. These parties need to stop to allow students to safely remain on campus.
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Graphic of a home and bacteria. Many students around the globe found themselves confined to their homes this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUBLIC DOMAIN

How COVID-19 transformed my first summer back home from college

Minal Chawla September 4, 2020
Minal Chawla is a junior health science major who found ways to keep busy and stay happy while in quarantine. From self-care to Zoom sessions, Chawla recounts how she made her stay-in summer memorable.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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Interim Provost Minghua. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Minghua Zhang takes over as interim provost

Brianne Ledda August 25, 2019
Minghua Zhang stepped in as interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs following an administrative shake-up at Stony Brook University this summer.
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Can online classes replace traditional classes?

Tejen Shah January 30, 2014
You often hear of people obtaining high school, undergraduate or even graduate degrees through online courses offered by a school or university. They obtain the same qualifications as someone who physically attended classes, paid full tuition and thoroughly took part in high school or university life. They go through the same course work, the same exams and the same stresses as their “not as advanced” peers. Recently, Stony Brook University announced that its online graduate program has moved up in the “U.S. News and World Report” rankings; it was at No. 25 in 2013 and recently jumped three spots to No. 22.
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Screenshot from 2003 Statesman article.

ARCHIVES: Online Courses Challenge Traditional Campus Education (2003)

September 22, 2003
Many college administrators say the quality of their institutions' online courses may soon eclipse that of their brick-and-mortar offerings, according to a report released this month.
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